Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

5,269 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle

A: Pours a dark amber with three fingers of fluffy, tanned head that recedes to a half inch with plenty of lacing.

S: Sweet, boozy, and fruity. A nose of ripe banana and fig with blended perfectly with alcohol and some spice.

T: Sugary malts blend incredibly well with the fruitiness. A smooth, long lasting, and slightly dry yeast finish.

M: Creamy, thick, silky smooth goodness!

O- Outstanding! On my way to my local LCBO to clear the shelves while I can.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured down the center of a Left Hand balloon glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: A thick, dark amber pour settles with three fingers of light khaki head. The head slowly recedes to as little as half a finger and there's some lacing if you tilt the glass. I forgot to check for yeast in the bottle so there's quite a fair amount of dark yeast in the glass.

Smell: Fresh bread, earthy malts, ripe fruits (cherries, figs), candied sugar, and alcohol.

Taste: Plenty of earthy malts, some candied dark fruits, molasses, and some heat from the alcohol. Honestly, this is a very complex brew and it might be a little too much for my modest palate. Either way, it's very tasty.

Mouth: A thick body with moderate carbonation. Combined with the high ABV and the complexity of the flavors, this is definitely a beer you want to sip.

A very complex yet tasty brew. I bought several with the intent of aging them, and I recommend that you buy two or three and do the same.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a solid reddish brown, with a huge white foamy head.

The smell is very yeasty and earthy, sweet and malty and some alcohol.

The taste is dark fruits, dark malts, slightly sweet and quite a bit of alcohol. You definately have to drink this at 50F or more to get all the flavours.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall a very tasty beer, you can taste the alcohol but this works. This is definately a sipper, so take it slow and the flavours really become more complex as the beer warms.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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